Jan 282010
 
The 2010 NFL Pro Bowl in Miami: A Tradition is Born

The Pro Bowl is just days away, and for the first time since I was a starry-eyed kid, I am actually into it. Let’s face it: while the NFL stands alone among the major American professional sports organizations in matters of marketing, branding, and quality control, it lags far behind the others when it comes […]

Jul 232009
 
The Best Game Ever: A Book Review

“Early in the third quarter, the Giants had their backs to the wall, just as they had all season. They were an established NFL power in America’s greatest city, with a lineup of star athletes expected to dominate the league for years to come…” So writes Mark Bowden, author of The Best Game Ever. With […]

Jul 062009
 
A Rebuttal: Top 10 Dallas Cowboys of All Time

The NFL Network recently offered an episode in its Top 10 series in which they named their top ten Dallas Cowboys of all time. While the names on their list are all undeniably great, they used flawed logic in their selections. I intend to set the record straight by giving you the real top ten […]

Apr 252009
 
Stephen Jones Says, "Put Dad in a Straitjacket"

Stephen Jones has suggested that Cowboys’ management may need to do what Cowboys’ fans have often dreamed of doing: put his daddy, Jerry Jones, in a straitjacket. Stephen, of course, was joking about how hard it would be for Jones the Elder to sit still and stay put until the number fifty-one pick in today’s […]

Apr 082009
 
Miles to Go? Jets May Force Jerry Jones' Hand

Jerry Jones has insisted that the primary reason he gave T.O. the boot was to make room for the Cowboys’ young receivers to flourish. The one name he has mentioned as a plausible replacement for Owens, especially as a deep threat, is Miles Austin. Today, the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the New York […]

Apr 052009
 
This is the NFL: World Records are Nice, But Winning Records and Playoff Wins are Better!

Jerry Jones likes to make a splash. With the impending opening of his new stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Cowboys’ owner will do just that. One of the most impressive features of the Jones Mahal is the world record-setting scoreboard, which stretches from twenty yard-line to twenty yard-line. Andrea Ahles of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram […]

Apr 042009
 

What is more important to a team than a franchise quarterback? Not much. Where are the Arizona Cardinals of a year ago without the reemergence of Kurt Warner? Who wins the Super Bowl if the Steelers don’t have the steady hand of Big Ben Roethlisberger on the wheel? Subtract the Roger Staubachs, Terry Bradshaws, Joe […]

Mar 252009
 

Roger Goodell followed up news about a bad idea, namely taking the traditional Thanksgiving Day games away from the Cowboys and Lions and spreading them around, with news of an idea whose time has come. Fox News reports that Goodell has confirmed that one of the major items discussed at the Owners’ meetings is the […]